Eclipse News

Glimmer - Using Ruby to Build SWT User Interfaces

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:17 by EclipseWeb Web
Glimmer is a JRuby DSL that enables easy and efficient authoring of user-interfaces using the robust platform-independent Eclipse SWT library. Glimmer comes with built-in data-binding support to greatly facilitate synchronizing UI with domain models. The goal of the Glimmer project is to create a JRuby framework on top of Eclipse technologies to enable easy and efficient authoring of desktop applications by taking advantage of the Ruby language. With Glimmer having just become an Eclipse project, it's a good time to find out more.

Understanding the Eclipse p2 Provisioning System

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:16 by EclipseWeb Web
p2 is the new provisioning system which will be provided along with the Eclipse Ganymede release on June 25th. This is one feature that I didn't really follow closely enough,so I was really happy when I called Pascal Rapicault to get an explanation from the project lead.Ian Skerrett has recently blogged about 10 reasons p2 is going to rock, and after reading this, I'm sure you'll agree.

Developing Eclipse Plug-ins

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:15 by EclipseWeb Web
With the ever-increasing popularity of Eclipse as an IDE as well as the Rich Client Platform, many companies and individuals are getting into the business of developing Eclipse plug-ins. Have you ever wondered what it would take to write one yourself? This installment of my Eclipse series will take you through the process of developing a simple visual plug-in. This will give you an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of Eclipse plug-in architecture and become familiar with the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE).

Eclipse Ganymede Part 1: What's in it for SOA?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 11:20 by EclipseWeb Web
This is the first in a series of four articles previewing the Eclipse Foundation's annual downloadable project release, code named Ganymede, which is set for Wednesday, June 25.

Eclipse Ganymede: An in-depth look at ECF (Eclipse Communication Framework)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 11:10 by EclipseWeb Web
s part of the upcoming Eclipse Ganymede release, scheduled for June 25th, InfoQ is covering a series of Eclipse subprojects. Today, the topic is the Eclipse Communication Framework. InfoQ spoke with Scott Lewis, project lead for ECF and Principal at his consulting company, Composent, Inc to learn more about ECF and what capabilities it provides.

Eclipse Ganymede: An in-depth look at Equinox p2 (Provisioning Platform)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 09:15 by EclipseWeb Web
As part of the upcoming Eclipse Ganymede release, scheduled for June 25th, InfoQ will cover a series of Eclipse subprojects. Today, the subproject is Equinox p2 (Provisioning Platform), which is a framework for provisioning Eclipse-based applications. InfoQ spoke with Jeff McAffer and Pascal Rapicault to learn more about p2 and what it provides.

Eclipse projects squeeze into record Summer fun pack

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 10:05 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Foundation's annual code blitz - this year under the name Ganymede - kicks off at the end of this month with 24 Eclipse projects co-ordinating their new releases.
Now in its third year, this annual big push keeps getting bigger. Ganymede is Eclipse's largest co-ordinate release of updated projects to-date, beating last year's update by three.

Eclipse framework overshadowing proprietary embedded tools

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
A gradual shift that has been under way for years may now be on the verge of moving the embedded-tool industry from proprietary to open-source architectures. Recent product announcements and new project initiatives indicate that the Eclipse Framework is spilling over from its IT origins to become a dominant factor in the embedded space. It may still take a few years to solidify its position, but Eclipse appears to be on the way to overshadowing proprietary embedded tool chains.

Hundreds of Developers Enter Skyway Software’s Developer Contest

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
Skyway Software, the experts in simplifying software delivery, announces today that hundreds of developers have joined the Skyway Community and taken the first participatory step in the Skyway Cup 2008 developer contest. The Skyway Cup will showcase how Skyway Community members use Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE), a model-centric JEE development tool, to serve their specific needs in the following categories:

Make yourself known in our Ganymede Around the World Contest

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 15:45 by EclipseWeb Web
We want to hear how you're using the Eclipse projects in the Ganymede release. Write a blog post, create a screencast/video, or record a podcast telling the world what's great or what you dislike about Ganymede. For your efforts, we'll send you an Eclipse shirt.

Umfrage: Open Source in Unternehmen auf dem Vormarsch

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 12:50 by EclipseWeb Web
Nach einer Umfrage, die das amerikanische CIO-Magazin unter 328 IT-Verantwortlichen durchgeführt hat, setzen bereits über die Hälfte der Unternehmen (53 Prozent) Open-Source-Software ein. Weitere zehn Prozent planen die Einführung in den nächsten zwölf Monaten. Populär sind vor allem freie Betriebssysteme (78 Prozent der Open-Source-Anwender), Infrastruktur-Anwendungen wie Webserver und Datenbanken (74 Prozent) und Entwicklertools wie Eclipse (61 Prozent).

Embed the NASA World Wind Java SDK in Eclipse

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 11:01 by EclipseWeb Web
The open source World Wind Java (WWJ) SDK by NASA creates new possibilities for the open Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community. World Wind, a 3D interactive world viewer written in the Javaâ„¢ language and OpenGL, lets users zoom from outer space into any place on Earth. This article explains how GIS developers who want to enhance their Eclipse-based applications can embed the WWJ SDK as an Eclipse plug-in.

Developing iPhone applications using Ruby on Rails and Eclipse, Part 1:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
The iPhone and iPod touch made Mobile Safari the most popular mobile browser in the United States. Although Mobile Safari is more than adequate at rendering normal Web pages, many Web developers created versions of applications aimed at the iPhone. This "Developing iPhone applications using Ruby on Rails and Eclipse" series shows how to use Ruby On Rails on the server side to identify and serve custom content to Mobile Safari.

We Are Doing So Much More Than Just Java Tools: Milinkovich

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 15:30 by EclipseWeb Web
"We continue to struggle a bit with what developers think "Eclipse" means. They have heard of it, but they believe that we are entirely focused on Java tools when in fact we are doing so much more," says Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, in this exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan. "Our goals at Eclipse are to create an industrial-strength open source development platform that spans extensible tools, frameworks and runtimes," Milinkovich adds.

Using the open-source model for IT development

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 18:20 by EclipseWeb Web
For instance, the Eclipse Foundation has a well-established IP management system. All participants in the Eclipse community sign the same exact agreement and follow the same IP processes. All Eclipse open-source project committers sign a "committer agreement" that specifies that their contribution is licensed under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). All source code that is contributed to Eclipse projects is automatically scanned to ensure that all of the code is licensed under the EPL or a compatible open-source license.

E4 summit

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
With only a few weeks to go until Ganymede is released, already the sights are set on the future of Eclipse, referred to as E4. A recent E4 Summit debated the future goals and directions of where Eclipse is going in the future. InfoQ previously covered the scope of E4, but now it's starting to get more concrete. At this point, the E4 name is more of a code-name than a planned version number; and Eclipse 3.4 may be succeeded by 3.5 next year before E4 makes an appearance.

Eclipse Summit Europe Call for Papers Now Open

Monday, May 26, 2008 - 12:30 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Eclipse Summit Europe on November 19-20, 2008, in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The Eclipse Summit is the Foundation’s premier event designed to create opportunities for the European Eclipse community to explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse and its members.

Eclipse Summit Europe Vorschläge für Konferenzbeiträge können jetzt eingereicht werden

Monday, May 26, 2008 - 12:29 by EclipseWeb Web
ie Eclipse Foundation veranstaltet vom 19. – 20. November 2008 ihren dritten Europa-Jahresgipfel, den „Eclipse Summit“, in Ludwigburg. Die Konferenz stellt den bedeutendsten Event für die europäische Eclipse Community dar. Hier erhalten die Teilnehmer die aktuellsten Informationen über die Eclipse Technologie, die Eclipse Foundation und deren Mitglieder, können sich austauschen sowie Kontakte für Kooperationen knüpfen.

Introducing EBERT

Friday, May 16, 2008 - 16:00 by EclipseWeb Web
I blogged last week about an example application that I’ve been building. Building good examples is pretty hard: you want an example to be simple enough to understand. At the same time, it has to be real enough to useful and expose real issues. I think that this application strikes a reasonable balance. The Eclipse Business Expense Reporting and Tracking (EBERT) application is a relatively small, but provides a valuable service. At least as a business traveler who has to work with Excel-based expense forms, it’s valuable to me.